What is the meaning of urge?

noun

  • An instinctive motive.
    • usage: "profound religious impulses"
  • A strong restless desire.
    • usage: "why this urge to travel"

verb

  • Force or impel in an indicated direction.
    • usage: "I urged him to finish his studies"
  • Push for something.
    • usage: "The travel agent recommended strongly that we not travel on Thanksgiving Day"
  • Spur on or encourage especially by cheers and shouts.
    • usage: "The crowd cheered the demonstrating strikers"
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APAWordNet. (2010). urge. Retrieved September 24, 2018, from http://smartdefine.org/urge/definitions/1220078
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